About Us Evacuation of Stranded Indian Seafarers from the Philippines - Urgent Notice to Shipping Companies

Shipping companies with stranded Indian seafarers in the Philippines are now permitted to hire chartered aircraft for evacuating such personnel to India at their own cost. These companies will also have to pay for the 14-quarantine of the Indian seafarers in India. 

  1. All such companies are requested to register their Indian personnel to be evacuated on the website of the Embassy of India https://www.eoimanila.gov.in through the special registration link https://www.eoimanila.gov.in/crew_register/ opened for them.

  2. Such evacuations will have to meet all the requirements of SOPs of Government of India for repatriation of Indians overseas as issued from time to time. Extant SOPs are enclosed.

    a.) Important information for Repatriation and travel abroad of Indian seafarers and crew issued by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India on 22 May 2020 - Click Here 

    b.) SOPs for movement of Indian Nationals stranded outside the country and of specified persons to travel abroad issued by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India on 5 May 2020 - Click Here 

    c.) Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) for movement of Indian Nationals stranded outside the country stranded outside the country issued by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India on 24 May 2020 - Click Here

  3. Each Aviation Company is required to additionally fill out the attached proforma. CLICK HERE It will help to expedite approvals if this information can be provided at the same time. Flights should however only be planned starting from second week of June, 2020.

  4. To start the process, they are also requested to urgently provide information to the Embassy in the following sample format :

SAMPLE TABLE

Sl No

Company

Destinations and numbers of Charter flights

1.

COMPANY X
2946 workers

Ahmedabad - 1 (170 Pax)
Bhubaneshwar - 2 (330 Pax)
etc.

Total – 

Total –Persons

Total – 15 Flights

SAMPLE

CALENDAR DATE                    SECTOR         PAX        COMPANY
May 28: Manila-Goa               1 a/c              250         XYZ Cruises
May 29: Madrid-KOCHI          1 a/c              170         XYZ Cruises

26 May 2020
Embassy of India
Manila